The holiday season is in full swing. As we approach one of the more popular times for popping the question, we wanted to give a few LTEC helpful hints.

The holidays can be hectic for many reasons – family is in town, the mall is always packed and, in a destination city like New Orleans, visitors come from all over to see the many festive ways we celebrate. So, planning is key when asking the important question.

First, make sure how or where the big moment happens is in a prime location. Keep in mind that the French Quarter, Uptown and CBD area will have an influx of people throughout the season. It may be a better idea to bring the love inside or opt for a spot special to you, so that it doesn’t matter how many people are around. However, people usually flock to an engagement scene or anything that causes a commotion, so keep in mind that if a French Quarter proposal is your pick, there may be others around getting pictures as well.

Second, everyone always wants to look their best. Think about adding a manicure, professional shave, blowout or other form of pampering before the moment to help make sure your significant other is dressed accordingly and feeling great for post-engagement photos and festivities. Engagement moment photos are something you’ll have forever – and generally doesn’t have the benefit of a professional team behind the magic like on the day of a wedding.

Finally, buy tickets now for the New Orleans Bride Magazine January Bridal Show. It’s the most popular show of the year and you’ll want to get in on the ground floor with all of the top New Orleans wedding professionals. This will make the beginning stages of planning a lot easier in the months following the whirlwind of an engagement.




It’s always fun to hire a professional photographer to capture the proposal. They will know the best angles, the best lighting and the best way to capture the excitement, love and maybe a little crying that is sure to happen.



Did you get engaged over the holidays? Share a picture with us in the comments.